Elaine C. Olson | Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

August 16, 1924 - February 7, 2021


Elaine Catherine Olson

Age 96, of Richfield. Survived by children, Karen (James) Glander, Susan (James) Brekke, Gregg "Ole" (Darcy) Olson; grandchildren, Timothy Glander, Melissa MacFarland, Jeffrey (Vanessa) Brekke, Michael (Samantha) Brekke, Emily Olson, Erica (Michael) Conlon and Nathan (Andrea) Olson; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter; brothers, Harold (Sandy) Hank, William (Lucille) Hank, Eugene (Jean) Hank, Kenneth (Gloria) Hank; sisters, Marjorie Johnston, Kathleen (Tom) Dirks and Julie (Dale) Croonquist; sisters-in-law, Jeanne Hank and Delores Hank; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Melvin Olson; parents, Herman & Margaret Hank; brothers, Robert Hank and Gerard Hank; sister, Norine (Jack) Donnelly; and brother-in-law, Robert Johnston.

Voices of Remembrance Service will be held:
11:00AM on Thursday, February 18, 2021 via Zoom.

Recorded Link for Elaine’s Service.

Click here to view Elaine’s Order of Service

Memorials preferred to Wealshire of Medina or St. Peter's Catholic Church in Richfield.


7 Comments

  1. susan BREKKE says:

    MOM WHAT AN HONOR IT IS FOR ME TO BE CALLED YOUR DAUGHTER. YOU ARE A PERSON THAT SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE ADMIRED FOR YOUR LOVE AND STRENGTH. I HAVE ALWAYS TOLD YOU THAT ‘YOU ARE THE WIND BENEATH MY WINGS’ YOU ENCOURAGED ME TO BE THE PERSON I HAVE BECOME. I HOPE I HAVE MADE YOU PROUD AND I HOPE TO BE ABLE TO PASS ON YOUR LEGACY. TO A WOMEN I AM SO PROUND TO CALL MOTHER.
    LOVE, SUE AND FAMILY

  2. Julie says:

    Elaine, you have always been an inspiration to me. The example of love, strength, courage and determination are some of your strengths that I have loved for so many years. I will miss you forever . . . a very beautiful example of what a sister should be. I love you with all of my heart and I will miss you. My love to you.

  3. Nancy Aaseth says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Elaine’s family. Aunt Elaine always had a smile and an encouraging word for me. She inspired me to love my family and pursue my favorite interests. My Dad always said that Elaine could out work any guy on the farm. Elaine was a beautiful woman, amazing daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. May you cherish the memories. Love to all, Nancy

  4. Wealshire of Medina says:

    We all at the Wealshire of Medina want you to know you are in our thoughts & prayers, Elaine will be missed — Heaven has received a beautiful angels

  5. Tillie Hagen says:

    I remember fondly bowling on the KC Women’s league on 94th & Lyndale., with Elaine. What a great bowler she was and always so friendly & with a cheery smile! My sympathy to your whole family, but especially Karen & Susan.–I remember them, also, from our days of bowling.

  6. andrea orth says:

    Thank you for being an amazing lady, who made a difference to so many and now you are an Angel watching over us. You fill our thoughts and hearts with joy, love and laughter. We will miss you.

  7. andrea orth says:

    This celebration of Aunt Elaine’s life, her footprints she has left on our hearts, will always be remembered. Thank you for this opportunity to share in this beautiful voice of rememberance. May the memories of her give you courage and strength.

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